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to provide us with insight. those of you who are to some onions understand daily but a rich resource this university is and this session is certainly a good example regardless of whether the cats when. university professors from the department of communication to address our topic. k -- kate kenski teaches politil communication, public opinion, and research methods. she was previously a senior analyst at the annenberg public policy center where she served as a member of the national election survey team in 2000 and 2004, which provided material for her first book entitled capturing campaign dynamics. she has authored numerous publications examining the predictors of campaign outcomes and her new book is entitled "the obama victory: how media, money, and message shaped the 2008 election". here it is. i'm holding it up for you. it is on sale outside. reviewers have said detailed and thoroughly documented fitting for students and scholars but highly acceptable language for the general public. the best analysis of the presidential election in recent history. it is a game changer for scho
? large telescopes or telescopes like the large binoculars which by their ability to synthesize using small telescopes, the angular resolution that would be obtained by the full aperture of a very large telescope, those are the kinds of tools you would use to synthesize very high angular resolution images of the desk. what i mean by angular resolution is simple with the ability of the instrument to separate the plane of the sky, a two object's one very close to another. and an array of telescopes that have high angular resolution can able to see objects that are very close together in the sky. the kinds of tools used are antenna raised. here is an example. radio telescopes largely operating at centimeter wavelengths if you could imagine a radio wave of the distance of centimeters for these telescopes, they can be separated as far as 25 miles per cry forget the exact -- exact numbers. it is in the book. [laughter] who remembers anything anymore. [laughter] harris is how the telescopes have been used to probe distances for being planets. those have been involved with european and japane
that agriculture and cities will become more efficient with their use of water. that's a good thing, but it's also a bad thing for the delta because as agriculture and cities become efficient, in other words, cutting down the waste water that is vie that to the delta. when groups and scientists realize what's happening, they began publicizing the importance of the delta as providing critical habitat to areas in this country and provided services to people in both countries. not only that, but these grass roots efforted succeeded in engaging the u.s. and mexico governments to rethink their formal responsibilities. they convinced the country's government to add minutes to the treaty, similar to amendments, that acknowledge the importance of how decisions over water, allocations affectioned the delta and its species. this encouraged the governments to sit at one table through the colorado joint cooperative process and work together to find dedicated nonaccidental flows, dedicated flows of water to the delta. while still meeting urban needs, to me, this is absolutely amazing. in the safest climate cha
alive excitement and talk about the camp. and he uses that to phrase that the coach will take the kids out of the camp and they will be made or broken. ibr thought that was it. . . about the first two. one is about a sharecropper, cotten picking boy at a mill worker and that's called "mill daddy, the life and times of roy davis." i wrote another called "a mother's dream." it was a dream about my father my mother had. it's about their love and baseball. it's more than that though. i have begun working on a book about grady caldwell and because of what happened to him, he fell into the pit of drug use and addiction. i interviewed him in prison, as a matter of fact for this book, but are other themes in his life, redemption, his family stuck with him, and now he's a minister in georgia. i started work on this and interviews him this week, as a matter of fact. >> thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> we're back live from the gallager theater. starting shortly, a panel on climate change, hot times,. mitch tobin is author of "endangered". this is coverage of the 2011 tucson festi
involved in promoting the various nasa missions. he is also the u.s. national single point of contact began a endorsed beyond the international astronomy 2009. so he has international experience and he did work in tucson for a long time at the national observatory. but he has now moved onto the on to the jet propulsion lab and he is helping i believe -- inform the public about the radioactive sources that are going to be on the next mission. so we will certainly want to hear about that. he has a degree in astronomical astronomical -- astronautical excuse me journalism from the university of illinois urbana and without further ado, doug isbell. >> good afternoon. thank you. [applause] it is a pleasure to be here. as peter said i've lived here for about eight years and i really enjoy being back here. i was outside for about an hour and a already feel like i am sunburned. it is always a fun aspect of tucson. wear your where you wear your hat and i forgot my hat. i want to tell you about her book which is peter said is -- 2009. it is a paperback book from the university of arizona press that co
have kurt vonnegut's typewriter that was used in the 1970s. this was donated to us by his daughter, nanny. he wrote many of his more familiar books during the 1970s and we were happy to have this typewriter. he was not a fan of high technology and he didn't use a computer. he preferred to use the typewriter through his dying days. he likes to work in his home on an office chair and a coffee table. he would slump over his typewriter. vonnegut would go out into the world every day. he talks about how he had learned that he could buy postage stamps over the internet and he just thought that was horrible because then you know, if he chose that route he would not have the everyday experience of going to the post office. those everyday experiences and the people he encountered during his daily walks were the basis for some of his stories. he met a number of very interesting characters in new york city and going out and meeting people was a way for him to capture new material for his work. vonnegut is timeless because these issues -- we are still suffering with war, disease and famine and
and this tell uses that -- tells us that we could shape every consumer product be we got together and decided to do it. now the 15 and 15 is the one that gives us some of the answer to why this is. women get about 15% of the bylines on the opinion pages of the major newspapers around the country. now, that was something that really troubled me, and a friend of mine, katie other than steven, who created the op-ed project discovered in her research that women submit 15% of the op-eds. so you know what? you can't get your op-ed published if you don't submit it. you cannot get a political office if you do not run for it. you can't get into the c suite if you don't put yourself forward for it. and that's what i think the message need to be to women, and that's why i wrote "no excuses." not to blame women, but to inspire them to keep going because we are in an unfinished revolution. we are in an unfinished revolution, and it's really up to us to finish it because if we, if we stay at the current rate, it will take us 70 years to get to parity. now, ellie and i are, have been at this for
wrote. the digitizing of newspapers helps us do what we do. a lot of books you read were based on archives and reading as much as possible something on microfilm. it's different when you read digitized newspaper and take in an enormous amount of information. the difference in the books is the way they are written. we were talking beforehand about hose of us who do this write these books, and a historian gives you four versions of an event and let you choose between them. in narrative nonfiction i refer to it as history-buffed. what we end up doing is do our reporting, figure out what we think really happened, then dramatize what happened based on original reporting, and if there's a debate, we footnote that or end note that. that's why our books have numerous notes. the last 100 pages of my book are end books. not a 500-page books, it's just end notes. people want to know how i found out how fred harvey had a second wife. in my story, he has two wives. that's a change in history. i don't want to belabor something like that. these books existed before. they existed in new yorker
rushing me they did not want me to be 20. [laughter] >> none of us are 20 now but i wrote this book "expecting to fly" after another but i had written about mybo daughter. d i was a business person running radiob station and working as a professional fund-raiser in me and -- made and had nicew live and the '60s weref behind me per kravis the president of the rotary and it meant ao lot of the day's show what to me i was are responsible citizen. i have gotten over town and people about the stuff i used to do because i thought everybody did that and then i would the survey with long messy her. they will look at me like this. you know, that the lsc and they would say no. [laughter] so why would shut upup.i gu i guess not.g the then my teen-ager started to get into a lot of stuff and it was horrible now it was not be having a fun trip it was my daughter and it was scary.r we went through a terrible time. i wrote a book about it, of augusta gone and then in the course of goingrs through that with me and myself writing about it i started to think what was that about and how l about it now
for sponsoring the authors. [applause] i am absolutely thrilled to have these three authors here with us. as a child of the 60's about 40 years ago i remember the political action of mark rudd at columbia, and i remember reading joyce maynard and 18 year old looks back on life on the front page of the new york times in 1972. and martha tod dudman has been my friend for more than 20 years. so i would like to a just briefly introduced the panelist, and then we will get started. joyce maynard, immediately to my left grew up into new hampshire and now lives in marin county. her book that came out of that new york times magazine piece is at the ten -- at "looking back: a chronicle of growing up old in the sixties". i had this book. it has been with me a long time. joyce has ridden the second memoir called at home in the world which was written in 1998 and updated last year. in the middle of our panel is martha tod dudman who lives on mount desert island, maine or as we call it, mount desert island. she has been in business, a fund raiser, but all her life she has been of writer. she has writt
leslie marmon celko who is here, not with us right now but doing her own thing out in them all. if i can read it to you just to get us to see where all of these folks are coming from. i will tell you something about stories he said. they are just entertainment. don't be fooled. they are all we have, you see, and all we have to fight off illness and death. you don't have anything if you don't have the stories. now i am honored to introduce five authors who have found, digested, interpreted, written and shared powerful stories that matter. margaret regan rat "the death of josseline" immigration stories from the arizona mexico border lands. it was just released in paperback. barker writes for the tucson weekly and is one of dozens journalism awards for border reporting two of the national awards. she also writes about the arts and stories about the irish immigrant experience. she lives in tucson. sam quinones is the author of the nonfiction books, true tales from another mexico, the lynch mob, the popsicle -- and the bronx and also "antonio's gun" and "delfino's dream," true tales of mexica
, they need no introduction. they use the standard textbook on constitutional law when they were law students. they could still be recoving from that 1300 page odyssey. [laughter] he wears a number of hats. hehe is a devoted teacher and mentor. he has represented pro bono before the supreme court, been their knight in shining armor and fights for social justice. he's been a leader in setting up a fantastic new law school. with the book today, "the conservative assault on the constitution." he's bringing meaning we with all access. his list of accolades goes on and on, and the fact he is here says a lot. he's been sick with the flu, running a fever yesterday, and left his house at an ungodly hour this morning to get here, and only a person who deeply cares about the constitution and believes it belongs not only to the judges, but all of us as citizens would brave this adversity to come here and share thoughts with us. i may disagree with his views, and we'll have time to discuss that, we've grateful for his being here, and we'll have a conversation about the book and open it up for questions a
of us as citizens would brave this adversity to come here and share thoughts with us. i may disagree with his views, and we'll have time to discuss that, we've grateful for his being here, and we'll have a conversation about the book and open it up for questions and answers. i want to begin by ask you where you begin the book the first time you went to the supreme court to litigate. you studied the constitution and the supreme court for decades. tell us mow you came across that case, how it reached the supreme court, and how that decision shaped your views on where the state of the court is today. >> let me start by thanking you for the kind introduction and thanks the tucson festival of books for inviting me, and for all of you coming to talk about the book today. the case he talks about is about a man sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years were steeling $153 videotapes from a k-mart store. he received the prosecution even though he never had committed a felony. california is the only state in the country where a person can receive a life sentence for
principle. how did you decide on using the contest over vanderbilt will when he died as the sort of on trade and then sort of talking point all the way through the book. i thought it was very cinematic and it worked well. >> before i answer the question i really want to thank everybody for being here. i also want to say hi to my 3-year-old son and dylan if my wife has had in front of the tv. you can go back to playing with action figures now. i also want to say briefly to everybody that this is a spectacular festival. after some of the recent events the nation should be reminded that when they think of the name tucson this is the thing that they should think of. one of the best book festivals in our country. [applause] a real civic spirit and a really wonderful book loving and thriving community. it is an honor to be asked to be here. and also, you know, you have met your aspirations as a writer. it is pretty wonderful to be here with you also. your work i have admired so much. this question of setting up vanderbilt's long live through the trial over his will, you know, it's starting off wit
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